Media

What Comcast Would Divest For Time Warner Deal

Comcast Corp. (NASDAQ: CMCSA) and Time Warner Cable Inc. (NYSE: TWC) know they will have to part with some parts of the companies if the proposed merger is going to receive ...
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Analyst Shows Why Twitter Shares May Have Bottomed

Sterne Agee's Arvind Bhatia has decided that enough is enough when it comes to the drop in shares of Twitter Inc. (NYSE: TWTR). He has decided to raise his rating ...
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Pay TV Shows Troubling Subscriber Trends

The number of subscribers to pay-TV services dropped by about 588,000 in 2013, but that trend is set to reverse itself between 2014 and 2019, growing from about 101 million ...
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Netflix Payoff to Comcast Worked

In late February, Netflix Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX) reached an agreement with Comcast Corp. (NASDAQ: CMCSA) for direct access to Comcast's network, with the goal of providing better quality video streaming ...
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Can Colbert Save ‘The Late Show’ After Letterman?

Late night TV is a very competitive business for eyeballs. On top of "The Tonight Show" and many other choices of live and nearly-live entertainment venues for your eyeballs, the ...
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As Weather Channel Retreats, Online Strength Important

The Weather Channel has finally returned to DirecTV (NASDAQ: DTV). It does so with a measure of humiliation. The channel's management was forced to apologize for the "disruption of its service." ...
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Three Reasons for WWE Investor Smackdown

World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. (NYSE: WWE) investors are getting a true smackdown all on their own. This is already considered to be a volatile stock, but a Barron's bash over ...
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Rubicon IPO Lights Up the Board

The Rubicon Project Inc.(NYSE: RUBI) sold 6.77 million shares in an initial public offering (IPO) Wednesday morning. The stock went out at $15 a share, the low end of the ...
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Companies Left in a Lurch as Tiger Woods Out of Masters

It's just not CBS Sports that is a loser if Tiger Woods does not play in the Masters Golf Tournament. CBS Corp. (NYSE: CBS) likely will lose out because a ...
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Comcast and Time Warner Cable Merger Faces Stock Shock Dilemma

Comcast Corp. (NASDAQ: CMCSA) is set to get even larger in cable if it is able to get the deal done with Time Warner Cable Inc. (NYSE: TWC). It has ...
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Why 700% Mobile Video Growth Is Just the Start

Anyone who was skeptical that video would thrive on the small screens of smartphones and the only slightly larger screens of tablets had better sit down. The share of time ...
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The Star Wars Franchise Value Set to Surge Under Disney

Walt Disney Co. (NYSE: DIS) made perhaps the greatest purchase of its history when it acquired the Star Wars franchise from George Lucas. When 24/7 Wall St. calculated the value ...
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CBS Outdoor IPO Arrives, CBS Arbitrage Ends

CBS Outdoor Americas Inc. (NYSE: CBSO), what has been the outdoor advertising subsidiary of CBS Corp. (NYSE: CBS) is now its own company -- more or less. The company priced ...
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Would a Dish and DirecTV Merger Be a Monopoly Today?

Shares of DirecTV (NASDAQ: DTV) and Dish Network Corp. (NASDAQ: DISH) are both gaining on a Bloomberg TV report that Dish's Charlie Ergen has approached DirecTV about a possible merger. ...
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The Six Largest Websites in America

Despite the rise of online properties such as Twitter Inc. (NYSE: TWTR), Pinterest and BuzzFeed, the sites that dominate the list of those most visited by Americans are the portals ...
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